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Why name Villa Marija Klara?

Luxury Villa with pool Marija Klara****

Tourism in our family began in 1967; in the charming fishing town of Rabac, near the autumnal Istrian village of Ripenda, where our Villa Marija Klara is located. Klara Skandul, my grandmother, who was born in 1931, has dedicated her whole life to tourism. It started with a single apartment. Today she has 5 apartments and regular guests coming back year after year, passing their experiences to their children and grandchildren. Guests like her personalized hospitality and services, providing authentic “homemade” Istrian food. In the year 2017, grandmother Klara the 50th anniversary of “doing” tourism. That same year she received an award from the Tourist Board of Labin for the most beautiful courtyard in Rabac. In 1996 local newspapers described her love for tourism and marked the 25th returning of the same family from Germany on vacation in her small and warm tourist paradise. A few years ago, grandmother Klara gave me a land plot in the village Ripenda, where she spent his childhood, and whose family dealt with the dairy and livestock. Due to my own childhood, especially summer, spent with my grandmother, she carried over to me this love of tourism. Even though I work at the Faculty of Management in Tourism and Hospitality as a professor, the desire of actively dealing with tourism it was always been smoldering in me, and I continued her tradition. Nona, (Istrian word for grandmother), gifting me the land plot, filled my dream, and in a way I fulfilled her dream of reviving the Istrian roots, reviving memories and restoring the glint of her childhood slopes. Therefore today, you, dear guests, you can spend your holidays in the newly built, exclusive and beautifully decorated rustic, but modern villa with pool in the categorization of four stars that exudes peace and love in a beautiful relaxing atmosphere of the pristine nature of this peaceful and wonderful indigenous Istrian village of Ripenda. Name Villa Marija Klara is a blend of our names and love that we cultivate towards tourism and our guests, but also towards each other. Exclusive rustic modern villa with pool, Villa Marija Klara, is equipped with carefully selected pieces of furniture made of natural materials, Istrian autochthonous stone, and wood. Each detail of the interior was chosen with special attention in order to give our guests a feeling of warmth and comfort of home, in natural, relaxing colors, while the garden itself is scented with the scents of Mediterranean plants and the colors of Istrian olive and lavender.

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Klara i Marija

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